FIRE load in school gymnasiums-investigation and implication to fire resistant design fire load in school gymnasiums

Noriyuki Hirai, Yuji Hasemi, Hiroki Nagamori, Koji Harada, Yasuo Iijima, Naoyuki Itagaki

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Abstract

Investigation of fire load in 6 school gymnasiums, 2 for each of elementary, junior high and senior high schools in Akita and Fukushima Prefectures, is conducted for the performance oriented fire safety design of school gymnasium buildings under the localized fire concept. It reveals notable insufficiency of storages for exercise equipments which results in the increase of fire load in arenas and may make the localized-fire to achieve. A guideline has been proposed to prepare sufficient storage spaces in school gymnasium buildings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-554
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Volume17
Issue number36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun

Keywords

  • Calorific value
  • Fire load
  • Large space wooden building
  • Localized fire
  • School gymnasium building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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